Freight train derails June 23 in Texas. Four days later Amtrak train hit truck, derailed in Missouri, killing four, injuring 150. Bosses’ profit drive endangers workers, nearby communities.

Rail workers resist gov’t, boss attacks on safety, pay

US rail workers fight for right to strike, new contract

After working for nearly three years under an expired contract on the nation’s Class 1 freight rail lines, 23,000 engineers received strike ballots from their union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. But this doesn’t mean a strike is…


40,000 rail workers in UK strike against wage freeze

LONDON — In the first national strike here by an industrial union in decades, 40,000 rail workers stopped work for three days last week. Striking members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union included station, signal, maintenance and track workers,…


SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY STATEMENT

Defend the working class, our families, women’s rights

Sara Lobman, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from New York, discusses with Bram Lefevete at New York action May 14 after draft Roe v. Wade decision was “leaked” to the press.

This statement by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of Texas and the party’s 2020 presidential candidate, was released June 25. The Socialist Workers Party plans to redouble our efforts — our election campaigns, expanding the reach of…


Moscow’s troops out now! Defend Ukrainian sovereignty!

Volunteers, emergency workers search for survivors amid wreckage in shopping mall in Kremenchuk, central Ukraine, after June 27 Russian missile strike. Scores were killed or injured in attack. Kremlin claims Kyiv bombed itself to smear Russia.

In one of his most brazen acts of murder of innocent civilians in his invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent cruise missiles that hit a busy shopping mall June 27 in Kremenchuk, far from the front lines of…




UN commission: End US colonial rule in Puerto Rico

UNITED NATIONS — “U.S. laws dealing with Puerto Rico have one purpose — to perpetuate the colony,” said Richard López, speaking for the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. He was one of two dozen pro-independence petitioners at the annual hearing of…

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Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.